Friday, March 19, 2010

Perak sandbox politics may roll on

The Perak political imbroglio may continue with Perak BN asking the Rights and Privileges Committee to suspend ousted Pakatan assembly speaker V Sivakumar from the March 30 assembly sitting.

Speculation on this move was triggered when Perak BN Back Benchers Club chairperson Nadzri Ismail lodged a police report yesterday at the Ipoh Police headquarters against Sivakumar for issuing a notice of the sitting using the Perak State Legislative Assembly's letterhead

The current speaker R Ganesan had sent out the notices to all 59 elected representatives on March, a week later his rival had distributed his to 55 assemblypersons excluding Menteri Besar Zambri Abdul Kadir and the three former Pakatan representatives who had turned BN friendly independents.

perak speaker v sivakumar 270309Manjoi assemblyperson Nadzri pointed out that Sivakumar (left) had been relieved of the speaker's post during the controversial May 7,2009 assembly sitting, verified later by the Ipoh High Court.

He also called on Ganesan to refer Sivakumar to the RPC for this alleged wrong doing.

Sivakumar since his controversial removal as speaker on May 7 last year, has been a political thorn in the BN's side at state assembly sittings.

Although, BN tried to politically check-mate him at every sitting but the never-say-never-die DAP Tronoh assemblyperson continues with his prickly ways with the BN armed with the Perak Constitution and Perak State Legislative Assembly Standing Orders.

The fact is that the Pakatan and Sivakumar do not recognise Ganesan as the legitimate speaker, so all bets are off on his responding to a RPC summons.

Which means Ganesan has to rule in his absence .

Maybe, fireworks will once again light up the August House like the controversial May 7sitting.

However, since the Perak Sultan is scheduled to officially open the function, security will be extremely tight at the State Secretariat which houses the state assembly and Sivakumar may have to break into a sweat gaining entrance into the building.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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